Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring and Shrimp

For some reason, whenever springtime comes along I start to get these insatiable cravings for seafood, specifically shrimp. So in following with last weeks recipe, here is another one that is based on shrimp. My husband came home one day raving about New York Burritos' Shrimp Burrito, so I went with him one day and tried it out. After having one, I decided I could do better and with more variety. I guess it's a good thing I did, as they went out of business in our area a few months later......

Shrimp Wraps

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pkg Mission Brand Zesty Herb Garlic Wraps (can be exchanged with Gluten-Free tortillas)
2 cups chopped lettuce
2 cups chopped tomato
1 cup finely chopped green onion
1 cup basmati rice
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp olive oil
1 small can sliced black olives
1 can black beans
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning
Sour Cream (optional)
Salsa (optional)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)

Rinse your basmati rice twice in cold water (this removes the excess starch). In a pot bring your olive oil, water, rice, salt and Creole Seasoning to a boil. When water is slightly lower than rice, reduce heat to simmer, place a lid on your pot and cook for 15 min. While your rice is cooking, proceed with boiling your shrimp in whatever crab/shrimp boil you prefer. Chop your onions, tomatoes, and lettuce and place in separate containers. Place your beans, olives, and optional toppings (as listed above) in separate containers. Take your Zesty Herb Garlic wraps and wrap them in aluminum foil. Place in your toaster or conventional oven and let warm. Remove rice from heat. *Remember to only cook your shrimp until they are opaque and start to curl, any longer and they will be rubbery.* Place the rice and shrimp in separate containers and take out the wraps from the oven. Starting with the wrap, add the rice, then shrimp, and then whatever toppings you prefer. The best part about wraps is that your family/guests can make their own to their liking. If you want the recipe to be gluten free, substitute gluten free tortillas for the Mission Brand Tortillas.

* One more thing, Thanks Jess for being my first follower!! You rock!!

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